02 May 2009

Hospice is Safe

My mother fell ill in March and took another turn for the worse in April. In the end, there was nothing for it but hospice care, and she died in three days. With the help of the attentive staff we kept her safe from suffering, to the extent we could know what she was experiencing.

Shortly before she passed on, I opened a Bible to wherever the spirit led me. Though she was not religious, I read her Psalm 70 and First Corinthians 15:51-56. I hope they comforted her.

I haven't been posting lately, and I expect not to for a little while longer. I'll be back when I have words of my own to say, on matters of less importance.


motheramelia said...

I am very sorry for your loss. May her soul rest in eternal peace in the One who created her. My prayers go with you. I know how it feels to lose a mother and even 10 years later it still hurts. Lots of love.

Scooper said...

Sorry about deleting your comment, but I'm being cagey about my identity here out of courtesy to my employer. Thanks for your sympathy.

Thanks for your kind words as well. I'm starting to sleep normally, and have regained a couple of the pounds I lost. In other words, I'm starting to recover and return to full participation in the land of the living.